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nardoo Line breaks: nar¦doo
Pronunciation: /nɑːˈduː/
/ˈnɑːduː/

Definition of nardoo in English:

noun

1An Australian fern with long stalks bearing either silvery-green clover-like lobes or woody globular cases containing spores, growing typically in water in areas of intermittent flooding.
  • Marsilea drummondii, family Marsiliaceae
Example sentences
  • Eventually, in his final entry, he writes ‘I am weaker than ever although I have a good appetite, and relish the nardoo much, but it seems to give no nutriment….’
  • This five-page factsheet looks at Common nardoo which forms dense swards following flooding, and forms a dominant component of the groundcover layer.
  • Two Australian explorers, Burke and Wills, starved to ‘death’ eating Nardoo.
1.1 [mass noun] A food made from the spores of the nardoo, traditionally eaten by Aborigines: [as modifier]: nardoo flour
More example sentences
  • Recent investigations can explain far more than the basis for such practices as the Aboriginal preparation of nardoo, or the true cause of death of two national heroes.
  • Apparently the plant is supposed to be nardoo, an indigenous wetlands plant from which, as that page points out, ‘Nutritious food can be made… if it is prepared correctly.’
  • The natives prepared nardoo by pulverizing the sporocarps on a flat, hollowed-out stone and then mixing the nardoo flour with water.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from an Aboriginal language.

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